Radiesse: An Overview
Radiesse is an injectable anti-aging treatment that is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and folds in the skin by introducing volumizing fillers to the area. It is intended to only be used under the direct care of a physician who has been trained in its use and is only available with a prescription.
When the skin begins to age, the tissues that make up the area under the skin start to relax and the elastin and collagen in the skin starts to diminish, which are responsible for making your skin look youthful and supple. As a result, the skin starts to sag and show fine lines and wrinkles. The skin and its underlying tissues are a major factor when it comes to looking youthful, so these subtle changes that occur with aging can make an individual look considerably older.
Radiesse is the solution to skin that has become loose or relaxed. The injectable filler provides skin with a filler that is similar to the collagen and elastin that are naturally present in your skin. The filler is inserted where the fine lines and wrinkles are and will fill the space up underneath these lines. The filler acts as similar to scaffolding underneath the skin and works to hold the skin up and away from the bones of the face, but it also works to help stimulate natural collagen production in the skin. Unlike many other fillers, Radiesse is created to make the face look more natural while encouraging the cells to produce their natural fillers. The treatments that are provided by Radiesse can leave lasting results on your face for up to a year*.
A medical professional can go over all of the risks and benefits of Radiesse and set up any appropriate appointments. The first appointment typically serves as a consultation where the professional can determine which areas are in need of injections and can then provide an idea of what you can expect from the injectable treatment. The treatment itself is done on an outpatient basis with a follow-up appointment in the days or weeks following the procedure. This follow-up visit is to ensure that the filler is staying in place and that the injection sites are healing properly.